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Custom Built Outdoor Lighting | Virginia Beach, VA

Outdoor lighting can completely change the look and feel of a space. It allows you to enjoy your outdoor space longer throughout the year and creates an aesthetically pleasing security system from minor trips and injuries to deterring unwanted guests. 

So how do you get started with your lighting plan? Other than consulting with our project managers who have years of experience in designing lighting plans (check out our blog on digital designs), there are a few things and products to keep in mind


Before all else, safety is paramount. If you have a pathway, stairs, driveway, and would like to deter unwanted guests, lighting plays an important role in achieving safety and security. These elements should always be considered primarily.


You should map out your space and decide what you want to accentuate. You can create layers and depth in your design by choosing a focal point or points to accentuate in the back or middle of your design. You can then place more ambient light between the focal points to create the needed depth. Consider the use of uplighting in your space as well to add height and accent taller elements. Choosing different lighting fixtures can help add complementary effects that also create a one-of-a-kind ambiance.

Light Direction

You’ll need to consider the direction in which the light will be coming from and anything in your space that will obstruct the light (trees, walls, pergolas). You do not want unwanted light shining into your home at night or light being obstructed by a tree or wall that you did not consider. You’ll also want to consider the lighting from the front to the back of your space. This will create a 3D effect and will minimize too much negative or dark space.

Our design expert, Kyle, can come up with a digital rendering that includes a lighting plan for you. You may already have an idea of what you want, but we highly recommend utilizing this service so you can see firsthand what the finished product will look like.

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